First scope please help

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Re: First scope please help

Postby Bertiebones » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:34 am

Thank you both for such exhaustive replies :)

My shopping list now reads:

EP 32mm Celestron Omni
Celestron Omni 2x Barlow Lens
Celestron Moon filter
Celestron Shade/Dew cap
Philip's Planisphere
Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders
Cleaning kit

I decided to go for an extra EP purely to have another one to learn from, but - like you both suggested - I will hold out on any more until my partner/we (since I hope I can benefit from this present too :lol: ) can gain enough experience to know what the next purchase should be.

I keep having to remind myself this present is not for me haha!

Thank you both for your advice, fingers crossed now that I am not the only one who will enjoy this gift! :?

Jake.
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Re: First scope please help

Postby Gfamily2 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:18 pm

WIth regard to your questions about eyepieces, you might appreciate this
http://www.12dstring.me.uk/fovcalc.php

It's an updated version of the Field of View calculator on the 'Astro Tools' page of this website.

And I wonder whether the Barlow with T-thread might be worth getting as it'll be a bit of future proofing if your partner wants to try some simple astrophotograpy - strictly, it's not an ideal scope for astrophotography, but you can get fair results from it.
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Re: First scope please help

Postby MelissaJones » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:37 pm

Welcome to the scope fam!! If I were you, I would probably buy the Celestron 21035 70mm Travel Scope, super durable, it will last you years! But if you want some more options I would go to toponlinereviews website to check there article comparing the top brands within all price ranges! Its SO helpful!
Goodluck!
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Re: First scope please help

Postby shaaabuz » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:42 am

u can get some great and discounted offers at comprigo US (see facebook) here if u are still searching 8-)
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Re: First scope please help

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:16 pm

Gfamily2 wrote:Oh, and get this book ...
Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders
It'll give you lots of ideas about what to look for, as well as practical information about equipment etc.


Or this book: http://www.philippughastronomer.com/The ... copes.html
How can I be one with the universe when we don't know what 96% of it is.

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Re: First scope please help

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:18 pm

Bertiebones wrote:Thank you both for such exhaustive replies :)

My shopping list now reads:

EP 32mm Celestron Omni
Celestron Omni 2x Barlow Lens
Celestron Moon filter
Celestron Shade/Dew cap
Philip's Planisphere
Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders
Cleaning kit

I decided to go for an extra EP purely to have another one to learn from, but - like you both suggested - I will hold out on any more until my partner/we (since I hope I can benefit from this present too :lol: ) can gain enough experience to know what the next purchase should be.

I keep having to remind myself this present is not for me haha!

Thank you both for your advice, fingers crossed now that I am not the only one who will enjoy this gift! :?

Jake.


'Fess up time: I bought my wife a (then) expensive compact digital camera for her birthday. Guess who got most use out of it!!
How can I be one with the universe when we don't know what 96% of it is.

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My blog: http://sungazer127mak.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/november-2015.html
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